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Visit of the Crypt of the original sin

The Sistine Chapel of rupestrian art

The Crypt of the Original Sin, in Matera, is located inside a natural cave on the Murgia plateau, near the old Appian Way. Commonly known as the Sistine Chapel of rupestrian art”, the Crypt was discovered in 1963 by a group of local youths, who noticed the splendid frescoes in what at the time, had become a shelter for sheep herds. Experts later dated the cycle of paintings back to the second half of the 8th century, with Late-Romanesque style and formal elements of Oriental inspiration, such as the Byzantine-style Triarchsand the profile of the Virgin Mary, majestically represented in the sumptuous clothes of the Byzantine empress, the Basilissa.

Services included: 

- Entrance to the rupestrian church
- Audioguide

Services not included: 

- Extra, tips and anything else is not listed under "Services included"

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Tour a Visit of the Crypt of the original sin

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